“ Brand: Cosatto / Pushchair / Lockable Swivel Wheels / 5-point Harness / Parasol / Single Seat / Suitable from 6 months / Type: Parasol „
With baby grandson being over 6 months old and about to go on his first holiday abroad we decided it was time to buy a pushchair which wouldn't break the bank if damaged on the aeroplane but which would still be comfy enough for him when being pushed around.
We had a bit of a look around but when we found this one, I liked it immediately because I think it's quite funky and summery looking- not really the kind of thing I would be pushing around on a bleak winter day unless I wanted to be cheered up!!
As expected it comes boxed with all of the information in a full leaflet inside the box. The pushchair itself is a petrol blue colour with large colourful dots, with an ample removable shopping basket under the pushchair and a matching parasol- having taken children abroad I always find parosols better than canopies because they can be positioned more easily. The seating part of the pushchair is nice and wide so even when children get a bit older they are not going to be squashed into a small and uncomfortable space.
The pushchair is easily opened by releasing a catch at th back and lowering the front whilst holding the handles and making sure that the locking bar is firmly in position. It took me longer to work out how to get the pushchair back into the umbrella position but once I had it sussed it was sinply a case of pulling the handle and pushing down on the foot pedal. Once folded there is a clip to hold it firmly in the closed position so less chance of damage when it's thrown about on the plane.
There is a five point harness so baby is kept securely in place, and these are nice and wide so no chance of them digging in and causing pain. The backrest can be adjusted to 4 different positions so baby can use this from age 6 months onwards and because the seat is nicely padded then he can sleep in the thing or sit up however the tiredness takes him! Babies comfort is also ensured by there being a foot rest so when they get a bit older they can sit up rest their feet and let the driver move them along.
There are swivel wheels which is always easier than trying to lift the thing round corners but should the need arise, then these can be disabled by pushing down on the locking lever.
A few of the "technical" bits...
* Folded dimensions : 28 x 102 x 30cm
* Handle height:102cm
* Weight: 5.6kg
As expected, it is advised that you should regularly inspect all the locks etc. If any of the bits get worn or a bit tatty then they can be replaced by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . The pushchair also comes with a 4 year guarantee so I think the manufacturer nust be quite sure that not a lot will go wrong.
One of the important things for us was the cleaning of the thing because being on holiday means accidents when nappy free and lots of sand. This can be easily cleaned using a sponge and mild detergent and given that it's sunny i found the best methid was to hose it down and let it dry in the sun. This did lead to some fading of the colour but it's a holiday pushchair and bought so we wouldn't ruin his everyday and very expensive one.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The pushchair is widely available instore and online. The RRP is £59.99 but have a look around and you can pick one up (with parasol) for around £35 so great value and no tears if it's broken en route.
The pushchair proved to be an excellent buy not only for holiday use but also at home when we wanted something a bit lighter than the heavy duty one, especially if we know we are going to be inside. It is light and the swivel wheels make it super easy to control. The seat is nice and roomy and does look as though it will hold him for a while yet, but it is cosy enough so that he doesn't look lost in it.
Easy to clean and to put up and down, I would recommend this nice lightweight but sturdy pushchair.
Thanks for reading.